The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity offers a set of principles and priorities for self‐regulation of the research community. It describes the proper conduct and principled practice of systematic research to help guard against fraud and malpractice in the natural and social sciences and the humanities.
This voluntary code of conduct is aimed at helping those nations that do not have a code of good research practice. However, it also offers a reference point for all researchers, complementing existing codes of ethics and complying with national and European legislative frameworks. It is not intended to replace existing national or academic guidelines but represents agreement across 30 countries on a set of principles and priorities for self-regulation of the research community.